Coincidence? What Do You Think?
I'm sure you've heard that the California Supreme Court overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriages. So June 17 is the first day that same-sex couples can legally marry in California. Well, as reported by the Los Angeles Times,
... the Kern County [California] clerk will stop performing all civil marriages before June 17 ...Just a coincidence?
The clerk, Ann Barnett, cited financial concerns and space limitations. But e-mails and other records obtained by the Bakersfield Californian suggest that the decision stems from her personal discomfort with gay and lesbian unions.I guess it's her call on whether or not to obey the law as interpreted by the California Supreme Court. Ms. Barnett, do your job, or take your "discomfort" elsewhere - i.e., quit! Here's the Los Angeles Times article.